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>> tonight we start at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i think they had deep respect and affection for each other. >> it was as close to her how many town. she would own most of this block going back a couple acres, which mean she owned a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. there was a lot of tragedy in martha washington's life, she lost her first husband. she was raised a rich woman. now, what that means in 18th century is not familiesly what it means today. >> when she marries george washington she brings with her to mount vernon 12 house slaves, and that is really almost an unimaginable luxury. >> it takes her 10 days to travel here to valley
morning to you, martha, in new york. martha: i'm martha maccallum live in "america's newsroom" this morning. several countries are standing against the syrian regime saying they want to take action and now britain and france are saying they may hold off on their decision until the united nations finishes their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there
. martha: it's great to be book. thanks for holding down the fort. good morning, everybody. what a dramatic end all of that came to after that harrowing ordeal. horseback riders in the idaho wilderness spotted her. this man, the people who found them, said they knew something did not make sense. >> as we went to the lake, they showed up at the lake. they was just like a square peg going into a round hole. they didn't fit. they might have been an outdoorsman in california. but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. heidn't fit. we went into the house and the news flashed on. the amber pea lert was on the television and i told my wife, that's that girl we saw on the mountain. bill: they hiked two hours to get to difficult imagine ohio and an der -- to dimaggio and then they made their move. >> reporter: without these witnesses picking up the phone and immediately calling 911, hannah could still be out there in the wilderness with dimaggio. they say hannah was wearing pajama pants and when she tried to make small stalk with her she would turn -- when they tried to make smalltalk with her she woul
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
. and then sara. wondering what the relationship was between martha and either of george mason's wives? >> they were friendly neighbors know, they never became intimate friends. friendship was a political casualty. but after the constitutional onvention, which, of course, washington sanctioned and mason it spelled in , many ways an end to their friendship. twitter, george and martha washington, quite the power couple. we close out bringing us full circle, what are the important things for people to the influence of martha washington. >> i think it's important to powerful she and on and how dependent he was her. his achievements were his achievements. him aving her there with made them much more possible. >> i think that's true. defined influence in a way that perhaps contemporary have difficulty understanding. but the fact of the matter is, she was the most influential of the earth face with the president of the united states. this says richard norton of george graphy washington patriarch still available if you'd like to learn we've been talking about the book "martha ashington" with
stephanopoulos" starts now. >>> good morning. i'm martha raddatz. george has the morning off. it's great to have you with us. and we begin with breaking news as more than 20 embassies and consulates are closing around the world right now. and here at home, increased security measures are now in place. abc news has learned this morning that the intercepted communications that led to the alert indicate terrorists are planning an attack that is going to be big and, quote, strategically significant. yesterday the white house held an hour's long meeting, high-level meeting with the country's top national security officials to discuss the response to the threat, and we've just learned what went on at that meeting, so let's go straight to jon karl, who is at the white house, and, jon, it sounds like the national security community is really spooked by this. >> reporter: no doubt about that, martha. the high-level meetings here at the white house over the weekend are a sign of just how seriously the u.s. is taking this threat. in fact, officials tell us they believe that there are al qaeda operatives al
. >> sure. >>> up next, president obama is watching developments closely from martha's vineyard. we'll check in there as "the cycle" rolls on for wednesday, august 14th. i don't make any decisions about who to hire without going to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic! find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "special powers" returned... and i got my hero back. purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> summer love. that's what president obama hopes to get on his return to washington next week. but for now, the president and the first family continue their summer vacation in martha's vineyard. of course, you already knew that. >> some new video
, not in the south of france, but in martha's vineyard and that has triggered the expected criticism from corners of capitol hill. of course who are the middle of a five-week vacation. "usa today" is reporting the first family is going to be staying at the $7 million home of a top democratic donor and, of course, bill clinton also vacationed in martha's vineyard during his time in the white house but he famously and i know that gene will remember this and ed will remember this, he famously switched his vacation destination after dick morris took polls to see which vacation spots would be better and they found out that wyoming, surprisingly enough, is better than martha's vineyard. nantucket is better than martha's vineyard but i don't think you'll find that in the poll. "usa today" is remibdsing us this morning franklin roosevelt was criticized for spending time on his yacht. john adams spent seven months in quincy, massachusetts, on his farm in 1797 and actually accused of abdicating his office and that criticism didn't help his bid for the second term. now, for republicans who are ready to poun
coming in from overseas of let's go to martha raddatz in washington where she's filling in for george on "this week" this morning. martha, we have beefed up security, both here in the u.s. and overseas. should we read into in that american officials think there's a truly imminent threat here or is this really out of an abundance of caution. >> it is out of an abundance of caution but it is also a very real and very serious threat. as nick said it comes out of yemen. yemen is such a dangerous place and if you look at the history of yemen, that's where the underwear, the so-called underwear bomber came from and tried to get that bomb on a plane to go off. that's what they're worried about. that's why the domestic threat and the domestic warnings because they don't know whether this will be on an airplane, an air base, an embassy, a consulate, they don't know so they want to be very cautious about this. what they do know is that they have these intercepts and the terrorists in yemen have said it will be a significant strike, a strategically significant strike and it will be, quote, big.
. and did they commandeer an osprey and force them to take them to martha's vineyard? that's ahead. and talking about owner of a lonely heart and should it be in the rock and roll hall of fame? some say no others say -- well you probably know where i am going with this one. >> it is hot in here. >> i like the new studio. i like the permanent studio. >> it is permanent, exactly. it is actually on the 57th floor. >> that's great. especially considering the building only has 54 floors. >> i know, i know. it is a magical place. go away. let's welcome our guest. she is so sweet that maple syrup pours her over its pancakes. dana perino white house press secretary and one of my many co-hosts on "the five." if hilarity was any lip tau cal machine i would ride him at the gym. it is gavin mcguinness. his book, "death of cool." you should buy it. it is available in paperback. and even in his home he is arrested for trespassing. it is my repulsive sidekick, bill schulz. and he is so country he burps hay. legendary music singer and song writer clint back -- clint black. clint back. his album is
martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, it is doubly medicine. -- dolly madison. >> dolley was socially adept and politically savvy. >> she was his best friend. she compensated. >> james madison wishes to meet her. >> she carved out a space for women where they can wield a great deal of political power. >> dolley madison would sit at the head of the table and erect the conversation. >> she got these people to the white house and entertained them. got them together and got them talking. >> this was important to her to make everyone feel welcome. >> it was considered her classic look. people noticed it. >> it was a perfect setting for james and dolley madison >> she sat side by side with james madison helping him. >> she moved back to washington d.c. in her elder years and became very much behind the scenes in a political field again. >> as henry clay famously said, everybody loves mrs. madison. her equally famous response "that's because mrs. madison loves everybody." >> dolley madison came to her service as first lady with experience during thomas jefferson's two terms. the
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, we focus on first lady eliza johnson. ♪ > she was close to being broken by the time she went to the white house. >> this is the earliest existing house. they lived here in the 1830's and 1840's. >> she was educated and taught school. >> she would work. the north and south fought all over the civil war. it changed hands 26 times. they did have domestic help. >> it was used as a hospital, it was used as a place to stay and it was destroyed. >> eliza wasn't able to get out much. >> she brought home many gifts. >> this is the room she returned to. >> she is obscure. she's who he needed. >> abraham lincoln's assassination weeks after his second inaugural shocked a war- ravaged nation. johnson's wife eliza was 54 years old when she was thrust into the role as first lady. he navigated the end of the civil war, reconstruction in the south and his own impeachment. this week on "first ladies, the life and times of eliza johnson." we learn more, let me introduce you to our two guests. jacqueline burger is in the midst of a biogra
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something. >> sean, we just posted a blog on my website, where barack obama is in martha's vineyard right now, hanging out with self-separating blacks. blacks who live on martha's v vineyard who will not associate with whites. he's not stoking this type of activity. the reason why he doesn't speak out about something like this is for exactly what i said, he does not care that -- as opposed to being a president who could start healing the racial divide in this country. he's decided he's going to let that divide exist. he should be right now, front and center of this particular issue saying, these teenaged kids should not be doing that. >> i can't have a problem with george bush spending most of his days in texas in the western white house than in the white house in washington, d.c.? the president took a couple days on vacation. i'm confident that he as well as the majority of his office, whoever is in d.c. right now at the white house is doing work on our behalf. >> no, what you're -- >> i'm not saying that george w. bush who had most of the staff. >> what you can't -- what you are not con
in the martha washington program, we learned with great sorrow martha washington burned all of her papers, her letters, her correspondence with her husband george. only two of them remained. we have just the opposite here. thousands and thousands of them. explain the scope of the trove of materials that you have to work with as scholars through the writings of the adams family. >> the adams family gave to the massachusetts historical society a collection. we have never counted them individually, but probably 70,000+ documents over several generations, and probably about 300,000 pages. for abigail and john, which is the most important of the collection, there are about 1,170 letters they exchanged over the years. >> how frequently did they write to one another? >> it depended. when they were together -- for example, we do not have any letters after 1801 because after john leaves the white house, they're together almost all the time. for periods, for example, when there is fairly regular mail delivery between massachussetts and philadelphia, or later washington, d.c., they wrote at least once a
their partnership with martha stewart. there are high stakes for everyone involved. so terrell brown is here with the story. >> attorneys for macy's and jv penny faced off in a courtroom, all for rights to sell merchandise endorsed by one of the world's most recognizable homemakers. attorneys for macy's and jcpenneys had closing arguments. all over their partnerships with media mogul martha stewart. the suit alleges that martha stewart living omnimedia breached at exclusive 2006 contract with macy's when it inked a separate merchandising deal with jcpenney three years later. mark epstein, who represented jcpenney, said the entire case came down to a poorly written contract. but macy's attorney argued the deal's intention was to harm macy's. at stake is the right to sell martha stewart branded products like bedding and cook wear at jcpenney stores. something stewart has been eager to do after her parent company endured its fifth straight year of financial losses. >> martha stewart wants to rapidly expand its retail brand in order to make up for losses in its media
the parallels among them, how they handle things. >> i think in our first segment about martha washington, you saw martha as the person who protected the aspect of the role, the social partners to the president, and a hope to the nation. when you get to abigail, she becomes a political partner with her husband and pioneers that role. dolley is the one that brings the two of them together. she becomes the social and political partner for her husband. i think that sets all kinds of precedents for the future first lady. she is still held up as a standard by which other people measure themselves today. >> we will spend the first 35 minutes on those important white house years. it was such an interesting time for the country and we want to make sure you understand the history of it. we will learn how this young quaker woman became an internationally known first lady and we will end up with her legacy. we welcome your participation. throughout the program, we will have phone lines open. you can send us a tweet and use #firstladies. there are people wanting to know about martha jefferson. they are th
first segment about martha washington, you saw martha as the person who protected the aspect of the role, which was the social partner to the president, and hostess for the nation. then when you get to abigail, she becomes a political partner with her husband and pioneers that role. dolley is the one that brings the two of them together. she becomes the social and political partner for her husband. i think that sets all kinds of precedents for the future first lady. she is kind of, still, held up as a standard by which people measure themselves today. >> we will spend the first 35 minutes on those important white house years. it was such an interesting time for the country and we want to make sure you understand the history of it. later on we will go back in time and learn about her biography, how this young quaker woman became an internationally known first lady and we will end up with her legacy. that's what tonight looks like. we welcome your participation. throughout the program, we will have phone lines open. you can send us a tweet and use #firstladies. and we have a c-span page on
it. coming up next, president obama just wrapped up his luxurious vacation in martha's vineyard. the tense situation in egypt continued to spiral out of control. the latest out of cairo. you want to know what john kerry was doing over the weekend. pretty interesting. you can vote on our video of the day. option number two is heartwarming video of how a navy staff sergeant popped the question to his girlfriend so if you want to find out if she said yes, you can logon to hannityli hannitylive.foxnews.com. ♪ but man moves the earth. ♪ with best-in-class torque and best-in-class towing, these are some of the bold, new racommercial trucks -- built to tilt the axis of capability. guts. glory. ram. [ female announcer ] volume without fear of clumps. covergirl clump crusher. big green brush, curved to crush. 200% more volume. zero clumps. clump crusher from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. are you kidding me? no, it's only 15 calories. [ male announcer ] with reddi wip, fruit never sounded more delicious. mmm. [ male announcer ] with 15 calories per serving and real cream, the sou
and train stations across the country. our coverage begins with abc's global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the messages intercepted from al qaeda in the yemen are chilling. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, known terrorists are planning a major attack, which may mean multiple targets aimed at western or u.s. interests. the official saying the intercepts reveal terrorists talking about an attack that is, quote, going to be big and strategically significant. officials said the u.s. believes al qaeda operatives have been selected and are already in place in yemen and possibly additional countries, as well. on abc's "this week," house intelligence committee member dutch ruppersberger told me americans need to take this threat seriously. >> there's operatives that are in place, because we've received information that high level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> reporter: at the white house, the president called together his entire national security staff for an hours-long meeting saturday to coordinate the latest inte
'll take your numbers a calls. president obama is on a week's vacation at martha's vineyard. he played a game golf and then he and the first lady and friends went out to dinner. before he left town he signed the student loan bill on friday, and then gave a big news conference friday afternoon. i was there, and he talked about immigration reform, he talked about larry summers, and he talkedded about his relationship with vladimir putin, he talked about the olympics and edward snowden. meanwhile, politicians are flo flocking to iowa on on the topic of madam president. will we be able to call hillary clinton madam president in 2016. find out right here. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues
and the first lady, daughters up on martha's vineyard for a little extended honeymoon. the daughters come back later in the week. we're here to bring you up to date on what's going on here such as it is in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe, there is news. we've got it for you. we're on top of it. we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to talk about it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. peter ogborn still off today. he will be back tomorrow. dan henning -- >> good morning. >> bill: who never gets a day off. oh, yeah, right. >> whoa! what's that supposed to mean? >> bill: you're here. >> i will not be here on friday. >> bill: see, i know. hard keeping the whole gang together. that's all right. i won't be here next week. alichia cruz is here on phones. cyprian bowlding is here. so, you know, some people -- abraham lincoln once famously said there are some fleas that a dog can't catch, okay? so there's some people that you're just never going to convince there is such a thing as global warming. unfortuna
get thrown out of the comedian's union if he didn't do these jokes. >> some on martha's vineyard seem to be welcoming president obama with open arms. retailers for one and several islander who's happened to catch a glimpse of the president getting lunch today. if you caught my let me finish last night, you know that i don't believe in begrudging a president of either party for taking time off to recuperate from the demands that have office. that said, criticism of presidential vacations is a routine part of our politics these days. i guess the haters are going to hate as they say but imagine this, a presidential vacation in a foreign country hosted by a hollywood celebrity. well, it happened back in 1982. take a look. >> president and mrs. reagan were fully on vacation in barbados today and as presidents do wherever he this go, mr. reagan an democraticed a lot of attention when he went swimming. john palmer now. >> with the business part of the president's working vacation now over, they went to the beach. the president was dressed for it. police in reagan was not. with secret service
briefing from martha's vineyard, deputy spokesman josh ernest called for restraint and con demtd the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. violence will make it more difficult to move egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy. >> and just a short time ago, secretary of state john kerry joined the condemnation but said he believes there is a path forward. >> the path towards violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster, and suffering. the only sustainable path for either side is one towards a political solution. i am convinced that that path is, in fact, are still open and it is possible though it has been made much, much harderer. >> and in a sign of how difficult that path has become, just hours ago, egypt's interim vice president mohamed elbaradei a nobel peace prize laureate resigned in protest. there are reports that eight top political leaders of the muslim brotherhood have been arrested. as the muslim brotherhood calls for more protests the government says none will be allowed. let
in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his fa
, martha raddatz. martha, we're hearing that they're ready to go alone. but hoping to put together some time of coalition. >> reporter: they are. time is running out, george. the president wishes he didn't have to go it alone. but he's entirely willing to do that. we have the warships, and cruise missiles, and a fifth destroyer packed with cruise missiles in the mediterranean. >> so much signaling now that it will be a strike. that's giving the syrians warnings and plenty of ability to prepare and counter that. >> reporter: there's reports out of syria, that the syrian regime is moving important people, experts, out of important buildings and airfields. and reports they are bringing busloads of other people in. that might mean they would have images of dead people they would say were caused by the bombs. or try to use them as human shields. which probably wouldn't work. >> the other big question, what kind of retaliation should the united states and the west expect in the event of a syrian strike? and you just came from israel, which is clearly going to be one of the first targets. >> r
he will have before heading off for vacation to martha's vineyard. live here for you on c-span. your thoughts and questions he would ask the president. this is lynn in seattle. caller: hello. i just want to say that, i want to make a comment, first i would -- i would ask that everyone is talking about how the government is looking at us and watching us, if you're doing it, and you're not doing anything wrong, don't worry about it. ist america should realize that the boston bombing, it wasn't for those cameras, those guys would still be at large. possibly. i would ask the president about the healthcare saying. as a previous caller stated, notle are what we are because of our faults, because of social souls -- social stratification. some people need health care. i just graduated from a community college. i do not have a job. host: what is your degree in? appliedit is associated sciences, and i have a chemical dependency practitioner training. host: weber july to work? caller: i would like to work at the white house. to be honest with you. host: as an advisor? caller: as that, and is a
together and meeting, the president is on vacation now. he's in phargt that is vineyard -- in martha's vineyard and playing golf. he has been playing with a group of gentleman, one the comcast c.e.o. after that the obamas went over for dinner. >>brian: he played with the president of the world bank. brian roberts is the c.e.o. of comcast which owns nbc universal. evidently he had to wait, the president, for brian roberts to show up. many people said wouldn't this be an opportunity to spend the day with a donor of a broadcast corporation which is very supportive of him. >>peter: i think the president is hanging with some of his solid political buddies. yes, mr. roberts is a contributor. other folks at comcast are bundlers putting together millions of dollars for the president. the president also spent time with an npr host. he's seeing a lot of folks that stand up for him on a daily basis in the martha's vineyard area. >>brian: let's talk about obamacare because that is what is still on everybody's mind. everybody is talking about obamacare and a lot of people bringing up a-rod as an
to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the $1.5 billion in aid to egypt's military. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise , which was scheduled for next month. going forward i have asked my team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relation. >> the state department spokesperson said the administration is reviewing aid to egypt and all forms. we will get an update from cairo with sharif abdel kouddous later .n the broadcast the washington post reports the national security agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since it was given broa
a week long trip to martha's vineyard. he squeezes one last round of golf. with the president of world bank. president obama will meet with financial regulators today as they look for a way to strengthen the financial system. >> now to another fox news alert the president's first order of business as he does return home might deal with the growing crisis in egypt. new overnight suspected militants ambushed police officers killing 24 people this after the egyptian army admits killing dozens of brothers and prisoners after a stand offat a cairo mosque. they debate while they should cut off aid to the nation. >>> good morning to you as well. that situation took place at sinai is a reminder of how dire the situations are becoming. one says the aid set aside already doubt the door. he adds when congress returns from washington they have to debate future funding of egypt. the violence continues to escalate. they are getting worse with no end to violence on the horizon. some congressional lawmakers are asking the united states to cut off military aid to egypt. >> while the acts by the egyptia
. they were busy up in martha's vineyard. there could be lots of different reasons. what i don't understand, why is everybody coming down on the republicans and asking them to defend themselves. do you really believe in the constitution, like i am sure peter king doesn't believe in the constitution. give me a break, of course he does. why aren't democrats being held accountable. republicans aren't in charge of anything except the house of representatives. >> they get the blame. >> the obama team knew this "the washington post" report was coming, why didn't they get out in front of it when president obama talked about the reforms. remember the press conference before he left for martha's vineyard, about reforms, more transparency to the nsa program. they knew this was coming, that would have been a good opportunity to have talked about it and got it out. then it all would be out in the wash. >> important to keep in mind a majority of the house republicans voted to defund the nsa. >> what about the democrats, bob, seriously? >> do the democrats give a crap about anything? do they care about a
service, tens ofnds thousands of tax dollars per day. an eight-day martha's vineyard extravaganza, while millions can't find a job and a record number of americans need food stamps to survive. priceless. leadership. all things america expects from our commander in chief. have a great weekend. if you're on martha's vineyard this weekend, you bump into president obama, tell him wevine said hello. i'll see you on "the five." >>> hello. i'm kimberly guilfoyle and the gang. it's 5:00 o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". >> moments ago, to wrapped up his first solo news conference since april 30. he touched on a number of topics, including the nsa, surveillance, privacy, snowden, putin, drone strikes, obamacare, republican shutting down the government, benghazi, the next bed chair, immigration, and the olympics. here are some highlights. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues. why should the public trust you on this issue? >> where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information ahead of time that we're able to carry out that critical
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global affairs correspondent martha raddatz joins us now with more from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this morning, the u.s. intelligence community is doing everything possible to try and find out exactly what the target is, but the state department is not taking any chances. shutting down embassies across the muslim world. the concern is so great, the threat so specific, that some of america's biggest and most important embassies in the world are closing their doors. from egypt, to iraq, kuwait, bahrain, and afghanistan. every embassy and consulate in muslim countries will be closed on sunday. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, there is a specific threat, a concerted effort against a u.s. embassy or consulate. we just don't know what the specific target is. another u.s. official adding, there could be other targets, not just embassies. we just aren't sure. not since the first anniversary of 9/11 has there been a mass closing of embassies, due to an intelligence threat. >> the department has been apprised of information that out of an abundance
this hour about the crisis. major garrett is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we expect that announcement from president obama in about 15 minutes. every indication is the president will condemn the violence in strong terms. and also take one more step we believe, to register his displeasure with egypt's military rulers. aides tell us the president is reviewing options to register his displeasure and try to get egypt's attention for good. up till the last moment the united states urged the egyptian military to avoid bloodshed and was ignored. with president obama golfing during his vacation it was left to secretary of state john kerry to express outrage and plead, again, for political compromise. >> egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation. and avoid further loss of life. violence is simply not a solution in egypt or in anywhere else. violence will not create a road map for egypt's future. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt starkly illustrates the limits of u.s. power.
be heading home, released from prison by the new military regime. abc's martha raddatz is in cairo with the very latest on this developing story. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. stunning events across the region here this morning. meaning, there could be even more turmoil. this morning, hosni mubarak, egypt's former authoritarian ruler, ousted by an uprising, gets a release from prison. while his democratically-elected successor is still under detention. it was february 2011, when mass protests, the so-called arab spring, eventually forced mubarak to hand over power. mubarak ended up in prison on corruption and other charges. now, with the military back in power, where mubarak once served as a general, the court is allowing the 85-year-old to return home. although, under house arrest. >> that really shows that we're going through really, really bad scene right now. this is horrible. >> reporter: meanwhile, in nearby syria, a possible chemical weapons attack. heart-wrenching images of mothers, children, even infants. >> the only reasonable explanation in this c
martha: man bitten by wolf? bill: yeah. martha: woman swimming with whales. very active show today, like "national geographic" today. bill: i will be in washington tomorrow. you're in new york on stand by for anything that happens. martha: i will be on bill o'reilly tonight. "happening now" starts right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolutio
regime is escalating the crackdown by arresting a leader of the opposition. abc's martha raddatz is on the ground in cairo with all the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. egyptian security forces overnight arrested the spiritual head of the muslim brotherhood, took him away. they have detained him. all the egyptian security forces wearing bulletproof vests. this is all of the muslim brotherhood leadership that's been arrested. this adds to the tension here, although, they have put in a replacement as the spiritual head right now. we are actually over tahrir square. it seems fairly calm here this morning. there's a few tents set up. fairly peaceful. we just don't know what's coming next. >> and talk about turnabouts. some reports that the former president, mubarak, who has been under arrest for much of the last year, might actually be released? >> reporter: there are a lot of headlines here this morning that he could be released. but there's so many legal maneuvers they would have to go through. it's seen as doubtful. even though headlines create tens
so much. >>> and we turn, now, to the rising tensions in egypt. our global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, joining us from cairo with an abc news exclusive. an interview with the leader at the center of the crisis, the country's new prime minister. we say good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, lara. this interview comes right as they arrested more members of the muslim brother mid, which could mean more bloodshed. more than 1,000 supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi, now dead. and now, this morning, almost all of the senior leadership of his muslim brotherhood, in custody. including the spiritual leader, carted away by egyptian security. egypt's prime minister told me, the leader was inciting violence. >> there are some accusations that he was talking, provoking hatred. >> reporter: but the prime minister acknowledged the brutal crackdown could mean prolonged bloodshed, which is exactly what worries america, in a country, an ally that's been vital to the stability of this region. are you worried that the muslim brotherhood is going to radicalize? that this
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